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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £135,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in Squire Lane and Duckworth Lane, Bradford.


The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing around 700m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes, to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.


The project, which begins on Monday 25 July and will last around nine weeks, has been planned in conjunction with Bradford Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.


The work will take place in three phases. Phase One will begin on Monday 25 July and last around two weeks, with work completed on Squire Lane and the junction of Duckworth Lane.


Phase Two will start on Monday 8 August and last approximately three weeks. During this time, there will be a lane closure introduced on the inside lane heading down Squire Lane, where the work will complete.


Phase Three will begin on Monday 29 August and is expected to last around four weeks. There will be two-way temporary traffic lights placed at the bottom of Squire Lane to ensure the smooth flow of traffic while the work is completed.


Additional work will also be completed on a small area within the grounds of Bradford Royal Infirmary during this phase, however this will not affect supply to the hospital or impact on hospital traffic.


Parking in the bay on Squire Lane will be restricted during this time. Customer Care Officers from NGN have been going door to door to make residents of Duckworth Lane and Squire Lane aware of the work and answer any questions they may have.


Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times during the project, with engineers working from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.


Ian Cunningham, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Bradford Council to carefully plan these works during the school holidays in order to minimise disruption to customers.


“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”


For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk

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